Fresno Pétanque
About Us

Fresno Pétanque Club Board of Directors

2018 Board

From L to R: Joyce Simpson, Irene Allen, Greg Lapp, Janice & Paul Bissonnette.
Not available at time of photo - Paul Yang & Thomas Moua

Tim Channel and Terry Bond

The Fresno Pétanque Club was formed by (shown at right) Tim Channel and Terry Bond in 2007; the same year that Pétanque celebrated its 100th birthday in France. Tim was retired, so was able to devote his time to promoting this "fun little French game" to Fresnans. Tim, Terry and founding members Mark Graves and Linda Tolladay; Pierra-Paul Villafafilla; Robert Boro; Greg & Deb Lapp; Larry Roselle; Kristy Page; Polly & Richard Starkey; Mark Doster; Larry Mullin and Joyce and Jimmy Simpson, taught the game at "Fig Fest, the local wineries, River Parkway parties, The Farmers Market at The Vineyard, Fresno Sister Cities, the Annual L'Alliance Française de Fresno Bastille Day Party and many other venues. He invited anyone and everyone he met to come out to play and he became a tireless Ambassador of the sport. When Tim and Terry moved away from California in 2012 the club continued to grow, due to Tim's leadership and superb organization.

President's Message

Welcome to the Fresno Pétanque Club! If you enjoy good company and friendly competition, you'll enjoy playing pétanque with us. Our club members will help you to enjoy our sport at whatever level you wish to play; whether it's the occasional game with family or friends, or at a highly competitive level. We have extra equipment and invite you to come out. Are you a player from another city or country? We'd love to invite you to play while visiting Fresno. Please contact us if you need more information.

Vive la Pétanque!

Janice Bissonnette


Enjoy the Fresno Pétanque Club's Fight Song!

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